Title: The Hidden Forest
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd, London, U.K.
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: No Binding
Illustrator: Blackwell, David
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition
True first, number string complete to 1. "The number of living things of all orders whose existence intimately depends on kelp is wonderful". Charles Darwin. The artwork was prepared as collage constructions, which were reproduced in full colour from photographs by David Blackwell. Bookseller Inventory # 005585
Synopsis: Looking for his lost fish trap, Ben thinks he sees something dark moving under the water. Is it a creature or only his imagination? Later, diving into the sea with his friend Sophie, he is amazed to discover a wonderful hidden forest of golden kelp - and the rich variety of creatures who live there.
About the Author: Jeannie Baker was born in England and now lives in Australia. She studied art and design in England. Her illustrations have appeared in various publications including Nova, The London Times, and The Sunday Times. She is the author-artist of Home in the Sky (an ALA Notable Book), and of several picture books published in England, including One Hungry Spider, Millicent, Grandmother, and Grandfather Since 1972, Ms. Baker has worked on her "collage constructions," many of which are designed to illustrate picture books but stand individually as works of art. They have been displayed in galleries in Australia and England, and the "collage constructions" for Home in the Sky were exhibited by Forum Gallery in New York City.
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